Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar walked off the set of The View the other day because of their outrage over something Bill O’Reilly said on the show. His incendiary remarks? That the 9-11 terrorists were Muslims. (O’Reilly initially failed to specify that they were of the radical sort.) The over-reaction was so unprofessional that Barbara Walters issued an immediate apology for her colleagues’ behavior. To their credit, Goldberg and Behar did return minutes later.
There are thoughtful advocates of voluntary euthanasia, and then there are non-chalant proponents of killing handicapped infants. British journalist Virginia Ironside would fall into the latter category. Check out the duly incredulous expression on the face of her fellow guest as Ironside glibly equates a human child with “a couple of cells.” One’s philosophical anthropology has consequences, folks.
Ever heard of the Hindenburg Omen? Neither had I until a friend mentioned it to me recently. Two months ago several economic variables converged which are supposed to be a reliable indicator of a coming economic collapse. What? You thought the economy had already collapsed and things couldn’t get worse? Au contraire!